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Need a fake girlfriend? There’s a site for that

Friday, 1 February 2013 | By Michelle Hammond

start-up-idea-fakebookWant to make your ex-girlfriend jealous? Need to show your friends you’re in a relationship when you aren’t? A Brazilian website reckons it has the answer: fake girlfriends.

 

NamoroFake.com.br says it will create a fake girlfriend and post her profile on Facebook.

 

“Sometimes having a fake girlfriend on the internet helps make you more popular with the women and increases your self-esteem,” the website says.

 

“Sometimes people need to rent a fake girlfriend to make jealous a jealous ex-girlfriend. In truth, we have a lot of clients for that reason.

 

“After a breakup, the ex-boyfriends want to show that they are already with another person… One immediate way to do this is to hire a fake girlfriend to maintain appearances.”

 

To bolster the ranks of fake girlfriends, the website is inviting women to send in their profiles, with a 50% profit-sharing incentive.

 

And while there are no fake Facebook boyfriends for hire, the site says it plans to offer them in the future.

 

The pressure to “settle down” can be too much for some people, particularly if the pressure is coming from friends and family. How else might you help out commitment phobes or boost the esteem of people who are unlucky in love?